Research & Development

 

Solutions For Your Applications

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Winsert often serves as an R&D arm for our OEM partners in addition to providing excellent component failure analyses.  Opened in 2016, Winsert's 10,000 square foot Stephen A. Dickinson Materials Research Center houses state-of-the-art equipment to support and enhance our capabilities in the areas of wear simulation, mechanical property testing, corrosion testing, alloy development, and alloy benchmarking.  The facility operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.​

"In order to meet frequently increased quality and durability standards or in order to reduce the part price, Winsert is able to develop the proper material for certain customer demands by tweaking the material properties."

"Winsert has the capability to provide a rare combination of product attributes - functional improvement and reduced cost."

Winsert's vast library of corrosion-resistant, wear-resistant, and high temperature alloys are designed for various applications within internal combustion engines, aerospace, emission controls, industrial valves, and food processing.  This ever-growing library of materials includes numerous proprietary alloys in addition to seven United States, European, and Latin American patents as well as five patents pending.  Winsert also offers common trade materials as well as matrix and mating materials for various coatings.

Winsert's alloys serve as true replacement alloys for high cobalt and nickel content materials.  With the ever-fluctuating metal markets and cobalt instability, Winsert's patented and proprietary alloys, many which have been tested and validated by our OEM partners, provide peace of mind in terms of proven performance as well as cost savings and stability.  Winsert helps our partners #removethecobalt from their components and applications.

Valve Seat Insert Materials

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Winsert's valve seat insert true replacement alloys provide our OEM partners with proven performance along with cost savings and stability when compared to traditional common trade materials as well as other non-Winsert alloys in the market that are considered replacements.  With the ever-fluctuating metal markets, our OEM partners do not have to worry about inflating costs when using Winsert materials.  Winsert's valve seat insert materials are designed to provide the necessary performance for the specific applications.  Our patented and proprietary alloys have been extensively tested and validated in our state-of-the-art materials research center as well as by many of our OEM partners themselves.  In addition to also offering common trade materials, Winsert can develop, test, and produce custom solutions to address specific needs for a variety of extreme-duty challenges.

Contact Winsert for specific material information to help you with your application.

EGR, Turbocharger, & Wastegate Materials

EGR, Turbocharger, Wastegate Materials

Winsert has the knowledge and experience to manufacture EGR, turbocharger, and wastegate components designed to withstand the harshest of environments.  Most of these components, such as valves, shafts, bushings & bearings, and rivet spacers, require the use of expensive common trade superalloys for high temperature and/or wear resistance.  In addition to offering these common trade materials, Winsert has developed materials that provide significant cost savings and stability to our OEM partners while providing the necessary performance for their applications.  Our patented and proprietary alloys have been extensively tested and validated in our state-of-the-art materials research center as well as by many of our OEM partners themselves.  Winsert can also develop, test, and produce custom solutions to address specific needs for a variety of extreme-duty challenges.

Contact Winsert for specific material information to help you with your application.

Hydrogen Internal Combustion Engine (HICE) Development

  • Hydrogen internal combustion engines produce an extremely clean combustion cycle​​

    • This limits the amount of lubricity between the tribo-pair components such as the valves and the valve seats​

    • ​The cleaner burning cycle requires more wear resistant materials to combat the limited amount of lubrication that you see with a typical diesel engine and even that of natural gas

  • Hydrogen embrittlement is also a cause for concern if the incorrect material is chosen for certain components

    • Embrittlement occurs when Hydrogen diffuses into the surface layer of the material and causes the microstructure of the material to become more brittle causing wear​​​​

    • Embrittlement is more common to occur at higher temperature or as you increase temperature. With the combustion temperatures of the HICE, embrittlement has a higher potential if the incorrect material is chosen. Embrittlement will cause further wear or potential for crack type failures to occur within operation

  • The HICE has potential for unplanned combustion events that can occur which causes thermal or pressure disruptions within the combustion chamber

    • This can cause excessive heat or forces being employed to surfaces inconsistently causing quicker degradation of the wear materials​

  • HICE potential for corrosion caused by condensate from the hydrogen fuel is another consideration 

    • The corrosion could then lead to sealing issues between the seat and valve causing incomplete combustion, degraded power output or engine failure​

Contact Winsert for specific material information to help you with your hydrogen application.

Specialty Product Materials

Winsert offers an array of specialty product materials for the food & beverage industry.  Winsert's patented and proprietary materials are designed to increase performance as well as provide cost savings to our partners.  With improved service life, our partners see more uptime and less maintenance costs associated with their applications.

Contact Winsert for specific material information to help you with your application.